At Turcan Connell, we look after the legal and tax affairs of many of the wealthiest individuals and families in Scotland and beyond. We advise successful entrepreneurs, landowners and those in the public eye, dealing with high-stakes and complex issues like succession and estate planning, wealth protection through meticulous tax planning, high-value property transactions and family law. We also work with many charities and philanthropists and regularly tackle employment and dispute resolution cases as well as various aspects of business law.
Our business is defined by the quality of our people. Technical skills, insight and intuition are all required in order to meet the needs of our clients.
That is why we invest in talent and offer a fast-paced, challenging environment with exceptional rewards for those who excel. The size of the firm allows us to offer both a clear career path and a wide range of opportunities as well as a strong collegiate culture appreciated by clients and colleagues alike.
Whether you are just starting out or have years of experience, if you think you have what it takes to be part of the 200-strong team at Turcan Connell, we want to hear from you.
Like all leading firms, we select our trainees very carefully. We have extremely high standards. All trainees must have the essential people skills that are required in a practice that is focused on providing joined-up advice to wealthy individuals, families and charities.
Successful recruits will also have a Scottish Law Degree at upper second or above or an accelerated ordinary LLB following an upper second or above in their first degree. We sponsor our trainees’ PEAT1 fees and expect them to pass at the first sitting.
Our traineeships are structured over two years and cover four six-month seats in various areas of the firm. All trainees spend time in our largest departments – Tax and Succession and Land and Property as well as time in our other departments: Charities, Employment and Dispute Resolution, Divorce and Family and Family and Private Businesses. Training is mostly based in our Edinburgh office with some opportunities to work in Glasgow.
Our trainees benefit from a structured mentoring programme and each have their own mentor assigned to them. They are expected to take a high degree of personal responsibility for their career from the start. On-the-job training is complemented by regular internal seminars, continuing professional development and Partner-led quarterly reviews. It is a continuous two-way process with regular feedback and communication.
Of course, it is not all work and no play. Turcan Connell is a friendly place with a strong social life which includes numerous sports activities, our Christmas and birthday parties and our annual summer barbecue which are organised by our Social Committee. Our Colleague Engagement Group (CEG) meets regularly and canvasses ideas from across the firm on how we can continue to make improvements for all.
We are also keen to support colleagues in their engagement with the charity sector. Our commitment can be seen through fundraising activity both by individuals and the firm as a whole, and through encouragement given to our team to volunteer as charity trustees of local and national charities.
We choose a charity partner to work with on either a one year or two year cycle and we have raised more than £70,000 for local and national charities over the past five years.
Applications for our 2025 traineeships are now closed.
For general enquiries and questions relating to our traineeships, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We offer a select number of summer internships to students who have an interest in our fields of expertise. Internships are normally aimed at third year honours students or those studying the accelerated LLB at a Scottish university.
Our internships provide real, hands-on work experience with a chance to develop skills in a fast-paced and friendly environment. The six-week programme normally runs between late June and early August. Following a firm-wide induction, interns are allocated to specific departments.
Internships are an increasingly important part of our recruitment strategy and many interns go on to become trainees with the firm. Each intern is individually mentored and all are guaranteed an interview if they decide to apply for a traineeship.
Applications for our 2024 Summer Internships will open in November 2023.
For general enquiries and questions relating to our summer internship programme, please email email@example.com.